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2017 SPRING

The Lafayette Connection encourages residents to BE A PART OF IT—engaged and informed about COMMUNITY LIFE, HEALTHY LIFESTYLES, and SUSTAINABLE LIVING in Lafayette. The Lafayette Connection is published three times a year, connecting you with your community.

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More Art Coming to Art Night Out in 2017

Just when you thought Art Night Out couldn’t get any better – a new Art Market will be launched during the first Art Night Out event in May. In its 10th year, the Lafayette Art Night Out event’s focus on local art, original music, and community synergy will be expanded with the introduction of a new Art Market. This market will offer attendees a fun and interesting opportunity to shop local vendors and purchase fine art products. www.cityoflafayette.com/Connect to sign up for text/email notices, emergency alerts, and view online publications. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

C I T YO F L A FAY E T T E . C O M

Art Night Out is a free, family-friendly community event that runs monthly from May through September along Public Road in Old Town. This year the event will be held on the 2nd Friday of each month from 5:00 to 9:00pm. Lafayette produced craft beer, Colorado musicians, food trucks, kids’ activities, an assortment of rotating street entertainers, and the new Art Market set the Art Night Out summer art series apart from other local festivals. Join your friends and neighbors every month for a fun and entertaining Art Night Out. Learn more at cityoflafayette.com/ANO.

u NEW Farmers Market Launching in June! An exciting collaboration with Boulder County Farmers Markets (BCFM) will offer Lafayette residents a new, weekly, producer-only farmers market beginning in June. BCFM’s three decades of experience supporting local agriculture and making fresh products accessible to area consumers will enhance Lafayette’s access to locally grown, healthy food. The new market will be centrally located in the Lafayette Florist parking lot. This Old Town setting offers a visible presence and provides a convenient and accessible location for the community. Walking and biking to the market is encouraged. A free bike valet service will be available for shoppers. In addition to the opportunity to purchase a wide variety of locally grown produce and packaged products, you’ll be able to join your friends and neighbors at the Lafayette Farmers Market to enjoy live music, a beer garden, chef demonstrations, kids’ activities, and more! We’re still working to finalize the day of the week the market will be held – so stay tuned.

2017 Lafayette Farmers Market Lafayette Florist parking lot (600 S Public Rd) Weekly; June – September The day of the week is to be determined – stay tuned! 4:00pm – 8:00pm www.bcfm.org

Lea una version en Español en www.cityoflafayette.com/Conexión.


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Clean Up Program

*NEW* REQUIREMENTS for 2017

18" diameter

4' long maximum

All Lafayette residents are eligible to participate in the annual Spring Clean Up. Residents may place bundled/tied branches and bagged yard waste out on a designated day for pick up. *Please Note* Branches will not be picked up if bundles are not securely tied with twine or rope. Yard waste must be placed in compostable bags. In order for items to be picked up, the following criteria must be followed:

View a map and the pickup schedule for your neighborhood at cityoflafayette.com/SpringCleanUp

• Tree limbs and brush must be tied/bundled with twine or rope • Tree limbs must be no more than 4 feet in length and no more than 18 inches in diameter • Leaves must be in compostable bags (plastic bags will NOT be picked up) • All items must be placed in the street gutter • All items must be out by 7am on the first day of your pick up week/day • Leave items out regardless of weather conditions

Program Dates

Refer to the online map for your neighborhood’s specific pickup date Republic Customers (The City’s 3-cart pay-as-you-throw program): April 29th or May 6th Private Trash Customers (You are not on the City’s program): weeks of April 25th – 27th or May 2nd – May 4th

Place yard waste in compostable bags, as shown above, or in paper kraft bags.

Be a Part of...Community Life u Boards, Commissions, and •

City Council Positions

Consider helping shape the future of Lafayette by serving on a City board. View details and additional volunteer opportunities at cityoflafayette.com/Volunteer. Current Board/Commission openings: • Historic Preservation Board • Public Art Committee • City Council (November election) • Waste Reduction Advisory Committee • Senior Advisory Board • Urban Renewal Authority (openings in June) • Lafayette Open Space Advisory Committee Interested in becoming a City Councilor? Learn how to run for one of the four open City Council seats in the November 2017 election at cityoflafayette.com/Elections.


Be a Part of...Community Life u Livable

Lafayette Task Force

In January, a seven member task force was appointed to take a look at the current housing situation and market needs of the Lafayette community. These members, led by City Councilors Walton and Lynch, set out to recommend goals and policies which focus on providing and encouraging housing for all ages and lower income levels. The task force created a webpage (cityoflafayette.com/LivableLafayette) to provide the community with information and presentations accumulated throughout this process. Residents are encouraged to review the findings available on this webpage and follow updates over the next several months. A final report will be presented to City Council in July.

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for New Art on the Street in April

As Lafayette’s Art on the Street (AOTS) program enters its ninth year, the Arts and Cultural Resources Department will be continuing its dedication to provide public art in the community by expanding the number of AOTS installations. In April, 19 new sculptures will be presented, including one piece which will be built on site by a New York artist.

Photo by Monica Burrous

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Makes Lafayette Great Photo Project

This past October, community members were asked to submit photos that represented “what makes Lafayette great”. The 90+ images shared were wonderfully creative and genuine. Nine photographers’ works were chosen to be used on the City website and for other promotional activities. View a slideshow of the selected photos at www.cityoflafayette.com/Photos.

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for the City and Play for Free

Every year many employees are needed to perform seasonal jobs for the City of Lafayette. These important part-time positions are ideal for adults and also offer valuable training for young workers aged 14 and up. As an added bonus, seasonal employees receive a free pass to the Bob L. Burger Recreation Center. Below is a sample of available jobs. View the full list and apply online at cityoflafayette.com/Jobs. • Junior Parks Ranger • Day Camp Positions • Grounds Workers • Various Golf Course Positions • Cashiers • Engineering Interns • Lifeguards/Swim Instructors (call to inquire about training) • Sports Officials

Watch for new Art on the Street in April

Each sculpture bears a QR code to connect viewers with information about the artwork and a video interview of the artist. Additional interactive components, which encourage community engagement, include a self-guided walking tour brochure and the See & Respond! Show featuring 2-D art and poetry. Lafayette also boasts over 20 permanent pieces located throughout the community, an Alley Art Amazin’ program with 70+ murals gracing alleyways and neighborhoods, several excellent gallery spaces, and a brand new community arts center. Lafayette has built a great reputation as a welcoming arts destination and has been recognized with the Governors Award for the Arts. Discover more about these great community benefits and find the locations of the art installations at cityoflafayette.com/AOTS. View an example of the Art on the Street Information

Be a Part of...New Dining and Shopping u  Be

Sure to Support These Businesses:

Newly Opened... • Ras Kassas Ethiopian Restaurant; 802 S. Public Rd • UTurn BBQ & Brewery; 599 Crossing Dr • Due South Accessories and Home Decor; 802 S. Public Rd Opening Soon... • William Oliver’s Publick House; 201 N. Public Rd • Black Diamond Restaurant & Taphouse; 103 N. Public Rd • Just Dandy Home Décor 103 N. Public Rd • Stam Chocolaterie 103 N. Public Rd • Deli*Cious Z’s; 802 S. Public Rd • Stem Cidery; (opening late 2017) 1380 Horizon Ave


Lafayette Connection Calendar Events May 24

Find Events Online

Veggies with City Council

More events and additional details for all listed events can be found at cityoflafayette.com/events

6:00pm 11990 S. Boulder Road cityoflafayette.com/Events

May 27-29

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April 27

March 1

2-4pm Senior Center 303-661-1492

Youth Soccer Registration Deadline Recreation Center; Grades K-8 cityoflafayette.com/Recreation

March 19

Brisk Walk in Place

1-2:30pm Waneka Lake cityoflafayette.com/OpenSpace

March 25-27

Lifeguard Certification Class 9am-4pm Recreation Center cityoflafayette.com/Recreation

Waneka Lake Boathouse Opening Weekend

Resource Fair: Aging Well in Lafayette

Special Hours! 11am-7pm cityoflafayette.com/Boathouse

April 29

LaMont Does Pool Opening Weekend

Drug Take Back & Document Shred Event 10am-2pm Walmart parking lot/ 745 N. Hwy 287 cityoflafaytte.com/Police

u MAY May 1-7

Screen Free Week (Register by April 30)

May 27-29

Special Hours! 12pm-6pm cityoflafayette.com/Recreation

u JUNE June 1 – July 31

Summer Reading Program Lafayette Library cityoflafayette.com/Library

March 26

Recreation Center; Grades K-12 cityoflafayette.com/ScreenFreeWeek

10am-Noon Police Department cityoflafayette.com/ANO

May 3

5-9:00pm Old Town cityoflafayette.com/ANO

5-7:30pm Senior Center 303-661-1492

Movies in the Park

Art Night Out Volunteer Training

March 30

Cocoa with City Council 6:30pm Senior Center cityoflafayette.com/Events

u APRIL

Legal & Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease

May 7

Lafayette Birds Bird Watching for Beginners

April 8

1pm Greenlee Wildlife Preserve cityoflafayette.com/OpenSpace

10am Waneka Lake Park; Ages 1-8 cityoflafayette.com/EasterEggHunt

May 12

Easter Egg Hunt

April 8 and 22

Mulch Give-Away (Weather permitting) 9am City Service Center cityoflafayette.com/PublicWorks

April 13

CO Women’s Hall of Fame Reception/Exhibit

Art Night Out (Every 2nd Friday) 5-9:00pm Old Town cityoflafayette.com/ANO

June 9

Art Night Out (Every 2nd Friday)

June 16, July 7, August 12

Dusk Waneka Lake, LaMont Does cityoflafayette.com/Recreation

June 17

Bicycle Rodeo with Lafayette Police 9am-12pm 355 W. South Boulder Road cityoflafayette.com/Police

June 28

Bike to Work Breakfast Station 6:30-9am 775 Baseline Road cityoflafayette.com/WalkAndWheel

May 14

Moms Play Free at the BBRC

(with a child’s admission) 8am-5pm Bob Burger Recreation Center cityoflafayette.com/Recreation

6:30pm Collective Arts Center cityoflafayette.com/CulturalResources

May 14

Connect

Mother’s Day Outing on Coal Creek

WITH THE CITY

April 22

2pm S. Public Road Trailhead cityoflafayette.com/OpenSpace

11am 103 N. Public Road cityoflafayette.com/Events

May 17

Know what’s happening in your community!

Rattlesnakes and Bull Snakes

April 26

6pm Lafayette Library cityoflafayette.com/OpenSpace

Go to www.cityoflafayette.com/ CONNECT and

May 20

• Sign up to receive News Alerts & Calendar Events via text or email

Chocolate with City Council

Getting Kids Outdoors in Lafayette: A Primer for Parents 6:30pm Lafayette Library cityoflafayette.com/Library

Beauprez Barn Tour

1pm 695 Beauprez Avenue cityoflafayette.com/OpenSpace

• Follow the City’s Facebook & Twitter pages

Important Addresses Bob Burger Rec Center, 111 W. Baseline Rd City Service Center, 1700 Avalon Ave Collective Community Arts Center, 201 N. Public Rd Festival Plaza, 311 S. Public Rd Lafayette Library, 775 W. Baseline Rd

• Sign up to receive monthly Arts, Library & Recreation newsletters

LaMont Does Pool, 500 E. Boulder Rd Senior Center, 103 S. Iowa Waneka Lake Park, 1600 Caria Dr Symbol denotes an ongoing and/or reoccurring event

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